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Saturday, December 09, 2023

Alleged racially-motivated argument downtown leads to man being knocked unconscious

A 29-year-old Madison man was knocked unconscious downtown early Sunday morning after being involved in what seems to have been a racially-motivated argument.

The incident happened around 1:47 a.m. on the 200 block of West Gorham Street, Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said in an incident report.

The victim, who was intoxicated, repeatedly called several young black men “gangstas” before the situation escalated, a witness told MPD.

“He was reportedly making the statement over and over,” DeSpain said.

One of the men responded, “On my mama, I’m going to hit him,” and punched the victim once in the head. The victim fell to the ground and lost consciousness.

When the victim later regained consciousness, he said he could not remember what had happened and was then taken to the detox center, according to DeSpain.  

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